It's official: Tomase is an idiot

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by SoonerPatriot, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. SoonerPatriot

    SoonerPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    Somebody get this guy a "Jump to Conclusions" game. Talk about making mountains out of mole hills....

    "An innocent moment for Tom Brady following practice could have been a public relations disaster if he hadn’t caught himself. Maybe disaster’s too strong a word, but judge for yourself.
    As Brady walked toward a horde of reporters after practice, a few of his teammates’ children were playing catch. Brady signaled for the ball and one threw it to him. Brady returned the favor, and the youngster tumbled to the ground with the catch.
    “Give me your best David Givens!” Brady said.
    The kid looked at him quizzically.
    “Let me see your David Givens!” Brady repeated.

    Imagine what kind of fun the media would have had with a picture of Brady flexing his muscles on the day he’s asked to respond to a story linking him to trainer Greg Anderson and the BALCO investigation? The photo probably even would have found its way into the Herald.

    For a guy like Brady, who never says or does the wrong thing publicly, it would have been a huge misstep."
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  2. smg93

    smg93 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    #54 Jersey

    What a stupid article. Must have been a really really slow sports day for him.
  3. Willie55

    Willie55 In the Starting Line-Up

    Sooner - you missed this part:

    And yes it is a stupid article.
  4. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    Just trying to make something out of nothing, IMO it is just "filller" in the paper. Maybe this is a new definition of stretching the news. .
  5. Drewwho

    Drewwho Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    This article made my sick.
    Does this mean guys in Bradys stature have to watch every physical movement, facial expression?

    The story is he is having fun with a fan and that kid is probably still flying high from his experience...the story is not about Tom flexing like Givens.
  6. Willie55

    Willie55 In the Starting Line-Up

    The kid was one of Brady's teammates kids. He's probably around Brady every other day and has caught passes from him before.
  7. Bostonian1962

    Bostonian1962 In the Starting Line-Up

    I usually like Tomase, but you're right, THAT WAS STUPID!
  8. sarge

    sarge Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Oh my freaking GOD.

    Tomase needs help. Bad.

    "SHow me your David Givens".

    HOw does this guy hold down a job!
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  9. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    Wow you guys are right that is just flat out stupid.
  10. Hoodie

    Hoodie 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I think Tomase is trying to do a Reiss. Mike usually has keen observations about the players. For example in one recent column he commented that we watched the after-game handshakes in Atlanta and that BB sought out Lawyer and Lawyer seemed pleased that they had connected. I thought this was a great observation that I hadn't heard anywhere else and I was glad someone had paid attention.

    I think Tomase was just trying to do something like that. Unfortunately, he made a mountain out of a mole hill.
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  11. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    I use to look to the Herald for my Patriots football news.

    But, because of Tomase and now Felger, not anymore. Also, that front page scandel hit on BB, was the last straw.
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  12. sarge

    sarge Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I would say there was no mole hill to make a mountain of.

    Tomase is sick!
  13. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

    #12 Jersey

    I sent him an email about that crap yesterday. That was the dumbest piece of garbage I have ever read. :rolleyes:
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  14. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    Most people get the Herald for the lottery numbers and the big pictures. The writing is incidental.

    Tomase can be good at times, but let's just say he has the maturity of a 3 year old. Today's example is beneath stupid. Just not ready to join Reiss at the adult's table.
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  15. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    What the hell is wrong with that?

    How does that make Tomase an idiot?
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  16. borg

    borg In the Starting Line-Up

    What a no talent, mansiere wearing, pie boy. A new low for the Herald, at least on their sport pages.
  17. sarge

    sarge Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Do you see what Tomase is suggesting Brady means by "show me your David Givens"?
  18. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    Yes, what's the big deal?

    Tomase's completely right. If Brady had shown the kid how to do it and the photographer got it - the same day he was linked to Balco - it would make a very interesting picture to go with the story on sports sections across the nation today.

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  19. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    Because he's giving legs to an unnecessarily embarrassing guilt by association story.

    Not only does he put this non-story of a non-story in the Herald, but it is not even part of a "notes" piece. The "editors" saw fit to make it it's own stand-alone story.
  20. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    It was whoever reported the story for the AP's job to report it.

    Tomase just added an interesting link between the story and Brady's action.

    He's a writer. That's his JOB.

    I had no problem with the BB story in the Herald. If they got the info, it's their job to report it. I did have a problem with the Herald plastering it on the front page like the National Enquirer when there were hundreds dying in the Middle East the same day.
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